Tattoo art has become a worldwide phenomenon. Increasing numbers of people are seeking high-quality tattoos --extensive designs that elevate tattoo work to an art form. In this book, Hungarian author Akos Banfalvi introduces readers to the most talented tattoo artists of our times. These men--and one woman--have become idols in the global tattoo community. In exclusive interviews with these 25 artists, Banfalvi uncovers the circumstances that drew them to tattooing and the ideas that inspire them. Through their stories, a larger picture emerges of the current trends and styles in tattooing and the growth of the industry. Paired with more than 1,500 new and rarely seen images of their work, this book presents a comprehensive view of the best and most creative tattoo art being done in countries including Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Italy, England, France, Germany, the United States, Venezuela and Estonia.